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AFTER 35 years and a failed attempt by actress Julia Roberts to bring it to the big screen, the story of solo adventuress Robyn Davidson and her nine-month trek across Australia’s central desert is to be made into a film.
The ethereal Mia Wasikowska will play the intrepid Davidson, while Adam Driver, of the HBO series Girls, will take on the role of Rick Smolan, the brash former National Geographic photographer who documented Davidson’s trek, in a $12 million production that will begin filming on October 8 in South Australia and the Northern Territory.
In 1977 Davidson, with four camels and her dog, Diggity, set out to cross Australia’s heartland for no better reason than she had wanted to find herself. She was mystified when her personal odyssey became the stuff of international headlines. Incorrectly reported as missing, she was pursued by paparazzi and had to shoot her beloved Diggity when the dog took poison bait.
Tracks is being produced by Emile Sherman and Iain Canning of See-Saw Films, whose credits include The King’s Speech, Shame, and Oranges and Sunshine. It is being co-produced by Julie Ryan, maker of Red Dog and Ten Canoes. The film is to be directed by John Curran, from The Painted Veil and Praise, who also wrote the screenplay with Marion Nelson.
Davidson’s journey was one of the great Australian stories that begged to be adapted for the big screen, Sherman says.
”Robyn, played by Mia Wasikowska, undertakes such an epic journey, doing what I suspect many of us wish we had the courage to do: to cast off the shackles of our lives, going as far away as possible from the noise of civilisation, and to find out how we would manage truly alone.
Source: Sydney Morning Herald